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10/18/2013

Man who says LGBT equality is 'anti-God' defends org that says to treat gays like drug addicts

For some reason, one of the most anti-LGBT people in the nation thinks he has the capital to defend the "not anti-LGBT" reputation of one of America's most anti-LGBT orgs: “The idea of labeling American Family Association – which is...

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Well at least NOM's staying measured, rational, and reasoned

The latest from the increasingly desperate special interest: Weird, they left the letters "D-I-S-C-R-I-M-I" off the first part of the seventh word. Must be a typo.

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Ryan T. Anderson continues to prove his plan doesn't end at marriage

If you follow the marriage debate, you're surely familiar with the Heritage Foundation's Ryan T. Anderson. Over the past year or so, the far right has exalted Anderson, who is a protege of NOM cofounder Robert George, into a place...

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Video: Rick Santorum determined to define his legacy with histrionic homo hostility

A hit maker likes to stick with his or her greatest hits, so it's not like I'm shocked to hear former US Senator and presidential also-ran Rick Santorum continuing to obsess over LGBT people, our lives, our loves, and protections....

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10/17/2013

Video: Values Voter Summit young people offered empty calories. Oh, and pizza, too

Here's a clip of the "young people should learn to discriminate against gay taxpayers" pizza party that was recently held at the exceedingly anti-gay Family Research Council's decidedly anti-gay Values Voter Summit. Featured speakers were Ryan "I've admitted I want...

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Video: Mr. 'Ex-gay' America

Trace McNutt won Voice of the Voiceless' "Ex-Gay of the Year" award. I'm not sure what he did for talent for evening wear, but I can now show the interview portion of the competition:

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NOM, backer of many who literally shutdown govt. functions, preaches to us about nation's functioning

Marriages like mine threaten our nation's functioning. Thus goes the latest claim of an increasingly desperate operation: [NOM] Of course the entire premise is wrong, as marriage equality does not "destroy the marriage culture." But what else would we expect...

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Oregon gays get legally-binding (*destination) weddings

Our inevitable victory is a patchwork, not an avalanche. Here's another piece: OREGON: State Orders Agencies To Recognize Out-Of-State Gay Marriages [J.M.G.] For Oregon gays, this means the ability to go get married in another state (like nearby Washington or...

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IFI's Higgins again compares gays to thieves, substance abusers, plagiarists

Speaking on the subject of initiatives geared toward curbing the very real and undeniable problem of anti-LGBT bullying in public schools, Illinois Family Institute senior researcher Laurie Higgins contributes this little nugget: "They wouldn’t have anyone come into a school;...

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NOM EXPOSED: NOM can't buy a win. Literally.

NOM can't buy a win. Literally. [NOM EXPOSED]

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Iowa's top voice of anti-LGBT hostility writes book, 'If 7:14;' might be persuasive, if 1952

Bob Vander Plaats, the leading voice of inequality in the state of Iowa, will soon release a book all about how bad things supposedly are and how evangelicals need to save us all from ourselves: The title comes from 2...

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10/16/2013

Remember when NOM used to pretend to be nonpartisan?

In a fundraising pitch in which they yet again go after those darn activist courts and their dutiful tests to ensure the constitutionality of laws, NOM blames "the left" for all of its woes: [SOURCE] Not a huge surprise to...

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Video: IFI documents its year of standing on street corners yelling for discrimination

My 2013 history of the IFI would include their references to homosexuality being an "infamous crime;" its president's claim that same-sex marriage is "blatantly blasphemous to nature, let alone God" (and much more); the organization's reliance on an "ex-gay" who...

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GLAAD: The American Family Association's agenda in its founder's own words

The American Family Association's agenda in its founder's own words [GLAAD]

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Video: The Duggars tour for rabidly anti-gay Ken Cuccinelli, E.W. Jackson

The proudly anti-LGBT Family Research Council (which employes Josh Duggar) brings us this video of the reality TV family that the mainstream media loves to portray as an apolitical feel good story: Values, Duggar style: *Source: Faith 2 Action 4/6/10...

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Firsthand report: NOM branded pens not as popular as they once were

Having weathered the Values Voter Summit in person, John Becker brings back this humorous anecdote: The Values Voter Summit was winding down, and some of the vendors had begun to pack up their tables. The organization that was the most...

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NOM getting out the New Jersey vote (*via Hermosa Beach, CA)

NOM says: [SOURCE] I say: "Votes cast in Hermosa Beach… [SOURCE] …are not likely to count in New Jersey."

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10/15/2013

Video: Bryan Fischer thanks Fox News for being so friendly to the AFA

Bryan Fischer, one of the most jaw-droppingly anti-LGBT figures at the exceedingly anti-LGBT American Family Association, is thanking Fox News for giving free spin time to anti-LGBT commentators like Sandy Rios and Todd Starnes This all part of the AFA's...

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Despite all credible polling, NOM decides discrimination is a New Jersey value

According to Quinnipiac's latest poll, a bipartisan majority of New Jersey voters favor marriage equality by a nearly 2-1 margin. But check out what the National Organization For Marriage, which was founded in the Garden State, has to say about...

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Video: Stephen Fry examines American bulls' unique way of crapping on credible science

Dan Gonzales, an old school friend of Good As You, helps show the UK the form of damaging snake oil that Joseph Nicolosi, NARTH, and other faith-motivated American groups force onto impressionable parents and children:

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Anti-gay Illinois activists try to co-opt 'freedom to marry'

On our side, we have a great and effective organization called Freedom To Marry. The name is obvious because it so accurately describes what we are seeking: Freedom. To marry. But now check this. After yet again insinuating that equality...

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10/14/2013

NOM EXPOSED: In NJ Senate race, NOM turns to prominent Prop 8 & LDS organizer

In NJ Senate race, NOM turns to prominent Prop 8 & LDS organizer [NOM EXPOSED]

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GLAAD: Fox News' Todd Starnes claims AFA is simply a 'a well-respected Christian ministry'

And uses Bryan Fischer as his laughable "evidence": Fox News' Todd Starnes claims AFA is simply a 'a well-respected Christian ministry' [GLAAD]

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Is Bill Donohue kidding me right now?!

Bill Donohue, a man whose national profile has been largely built around his aggressive campaigns against LGBT rights, seriously just wrote this line: "To engage in bigotry is always wrong, but it is particularly despicable when it is done under...

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Pro-discrimination Prop 8 proponents still in search of a court that'll buy into fables

The losing Prop 8 team will never stop trying to convince the nation that they, the rights-strippers, are the ones who have suffered. Nor will they stop trying to put themselves above fair campaign: Supporters of California's 2008 ban on...

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'Gays hate the church' carelessly claims movement that'll claim anything to make Americans hate LGBT rights

Claiming that efforts like the Not All Like That Christians Project are really efforts to win a PR war, the American Family Association's One News Now is now tellings its readers (who they hope to turn into activists and voters)...

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NOM EXPOSED: NOM president pits loving gay couples against human nature

NOM president pits loving gay couples against human nature [NOM EXPOSED]

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10/12/2013

More from the totally-not-anti-gay #VVS13: 'Enemies of God' need to 'keep it private'

Right Wing Watch brings us another doozy from annual Values Voter Summit speaker Star Parker: [RWW]

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What FRC's #VVS13 is teaching young people: Gays were abused, need to repent

Political Research Associates ran into some younger attendees of the Family Research Council's Values Voter Summit and got them to weigh in on LGBT rights. Here's some of what transpired: “I don’t think homosexuality is natural, one of my best...

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10/11/2013

Video: Sandy Rios disallows #VVS13 supporters from ever again denying event's anti-gay status

Sandy Rios' Values Voter Summit speech was out-of-this-world anti-gay! I'll have the full video when I can. For now, Right Wing Watch brings us one clip: ** *FULL VIDEO: It's jaw-dropping:

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What Paul, Rubio, Ryan, et al. are tacitly supporting

The Values Voter Summit, where so many elected conservatives are speaking today and throughout the weekend, remains a staunchly pro-"ex-gay" event: SOURCE: Ben Jacobs They want to "change" us. As in, they don't want us existing as ourselves. Despite all...

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Video: CWA's Alison Howard here to save us from ourselves

Alison Howard, a Liberty University alum who currently works as the Concerned Women For America's communications director, says that marriage equality is going to hurt people and bring pain. And she, a straight woman, has no choice but to enforce...

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Video: National Coming Out Day turns 25; ready to settle down, legally marry

Happy National Coming Out Day Everyone! It's the 25th year: Coming Out Center [HRC] The closet is of course much, much older than twenty-five. But it's been looking a little tired lately. I'm thinking we'll seeing more signs of its...

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Video: Latest PR campaign in religious right's push to sell discrimination as 'religious freedom'

The Odgaards wanted to offer marriage services to everyone but gays, flouting state nondiscrimination law. Here is a fluff video, produced but the Becket Fund, addressing everything but that reality: Notice they keep using the words "religious ceremony," both in...

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Video: Head of org that vowed to 'drive a wedge between gays, blacks' speaks for African-American pastors coalition

A few years back, NOM Exposed first brought this truly vile National Organization For Marriage strategy document to light: This divisive revelation drew outrage from Africa-American leaders. Coincidentally (?), NOM's president says it was just a few years ago that...

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10/10/2013

NJ: Long-denied justice will not be delayed; legal marriages on 10/21!

Gov. Chris Christie's resistance to taking his state over to history's right side is looking more and more wrongheaded: Earlier today, a New Jersey Superior Court judge denied the request to delay implementation of the historic court ruling affirming marriage...

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A nation's coming out letters find their fitting postage

Male on mail: Postal Service to honor Harvey Milk with stamp [Gay politics] Those who know Harvey's legacy are obviously thrilled. Those who know Harvey only from the movie Milk are asking, "what's a stamp?"

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Anti-gay leaders already trying to convince GOP that discrimination is way to 2016 victory

Senators Rand Paul and Ted Cruz are today attending a closed door meeting with Tony Perkins, Janet Parshall, Gary Bauer, and other anti-LGBT conservatives. NY Times reports: A group of longtime Christian conservative activists are holding a private meeting Thursday...

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Head of Illinois 'protect marriage' effort: Gay activists 'hate God'

David Smith, the extreme-tongued leader of the Illinois Family Institute (one of the few statewide family policy groups with public engagement hostile enough to make the Southern Poverty Law Center's active anti-gay groups list) is taking his reliably over-the-top rhetoric...

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Font of unfiltered animus say it's 'hatred' to track dangerous rhetoric like his

This guy... -- On multiple occasions, called for an “Underground Railroad to deliver innocent children from same-sex households” -- Says gay people must be criminalized and treated like drug addicts; even asks (at 2:29): "Do you put them to death,...

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10/09/2013

Congressman Gohmert: 'How does two men marrying help evolve a species?'; Charles Darwin: 'Ugh' (#vvs13)

Appearing on Tony Perkins' radio show in order to promote his upcoming appearance at the Values Voter Summit and to demonize that events' critics, famously anti-gay Congressman Louie Gohmert (To-the-R-of-Bachmann–TX) expressed this take on evolution and gay people's role within...

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Illinois Family Institute prez: Don't give way to the 'wicked' marriage equality proponents

David Smith, the extreme-tongued gentleman who is leading the fight to keep Illinois discriminatory, has this to say about the marriage bill soon to come up against before the state legislature: "God tells us in Proverbs that 'a righteous man...

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Smug, glib, discriminatory: Gov. Christie continues offensive disregard for civil equality

A Republican governor of a blue state continues to show arrogant disregard for civil rights and their handling: "Okay, so you put it on the ballot — you vote your way, I vote my way. And whoever gets the most...

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The Family Leader warns of pro-LGBT time when 'it will be better to die than to live'

After running down a list of nine items, from the Disney Channel's inclusion of lesbian parents to gay consumers' pushback against Barilla pasta, that show a nation heading toward more LGBT acceptance, a writer for Iowa's Family Leader organization concludes...

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Southern Baptist leader monitors Bushes' wedding RSVPs; sends his personal regrets

George and Barbara Bush recently witnessed the wedding of a lesbian couple with whom they are friendly. At least one Southern Baptist leader is now here to properly condemn the Bushes for their celebratory choices: "The news coverage of the...

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10/08/2013

GLAAD: The Values Voter Summit is bringing anti-LGBT extremism back to the fore

The Values Voter Summit is bringing anti-LGBT extremism back to the fore [GLAAD]

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'Rescuing homosexuals' with the Illinois Family Institute's favorite lobbyist

For the past several years, the Illinois Family Institute, the state group leading the charge against marriage equality in the Land of Lincoln, has used Linda Jernigan as a sort of lobbyist against the marriage bill. Linda has testified before...

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Man behind politically-motivated, discredited research supports same

Mark Regnerus' 2012 study purporting to make gay families seem subpar has been so thoroughly discredited and its political motivations so exhaustively uncovered, I no longer even feel a need to address it. In Google, as in credible scientific circles,...

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Add 'fact' to NOM's abused words list

The National Organization for Marriage continues what has been its driving agenda for the past two years: making gay parents seem innately flawed, subpar, and even damaging to their children. And to add insult to the injuries that they are...

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Video: New documentary details the gay-decimated shell that is Massachusetts

Ever since the gays have been committing themselves to legally-recognized bonds, Massachussetts has of course become an apocalyptic bunker, the kind of scary setting fit for dystopian exploration. So suggests this poorly produced video that the rabidly anti-LGBT MassResistance just...

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